Markus Beckedahl is an Internet policy activist and journalist. In 2002, he founded the blog netzpolitik.org, which he has managed as editor-in-chief until now. In addition, Markus Beckedahl is the founder of re:publica, partner at newthinking communications GmbH and member of the Media Council of the media authority Berlin-Brandenbrug (mabb).
Lorena Jaume-Palasí is co-founder and managing director at the non-profit organisation AlgorithmWatch. Her field of research is ethics in digitisation and automation and she deals with legal philosophy concerns. In addition, Lorena Jaume-Palasí is a member of the advisory board for the Code Red initiative against mass surveillance as well as of the Spanish government's Committee of Wise Men for Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
Prof. Dr. Björn Scheuermann
Prof. Dr. Björn Scheuermann is a professor of computer science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he heads the professorship for Computer Engineering. Prior to this, he held professorships at the universities in Düsseldorf, Würzburg and Bonn. He is Principal Investigator at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.
Prof. Dr. Natali Helberger
Prof. Dr. Natali Helberger, Professor of Information Law at the University of Amsterdam, is known for her expertise of European law and her empirical studies on diversity and media pluralism. Helberger advises the European Commission and is a member of the Council of Europe's committee "Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT)".
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Professor of Media Law, Public Law and Law Theory at the University of Hamburg and Director of the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research as well as the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is, among other things, chairman of the Commission of Experts of the German UNESCO commission "Communication and Information" and a member of the Council of Europe's committee "Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT)".
Dr. Petra Gerlach
Dr. Petra Gerlach did her doctorate at the professorship for personnel economics at the University of Cologne. Initially as a consultant, later as the Deputy Director, she worked at the Media Group RTL Germany from 2008 to 2017 being responsible for the media policy division. Since January 2018, Dr. Gerlach directs the media policy and media economics division at the media authority of Northrhine-Westfalia (LfM).